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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 3, 2010

Na Pali state park to be closed this weekend for controlled hunt

Advertiser Staff

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will close Kauai's Na Pali Coast State Park on Saturday and Sunday to conduct a controlled hunt aimed at reducing feral pig and goat populations.

DLNR says signs announcing the closure of Hanakoa and Kalalau valley campgrounds will be posted on the Na Pali Trail. No camping permits are being issued for these days.

The Kalalau trail from Kee to Hanakapiai valley and beach will not be affected and will remain open to the public.

DLNR says the animal control will take place from Hoolulu valley (3.5 miles) to Kalalau valley (11 miles) and will use public hunters.

A second animal-control hunt is scheduled for Aug. 28-29.

For more information, call the Division of Foresty and Wildlife's Lihue office at 808-247-3433. For information on the park closure of camping permits, call the Division of State Parks at 808-247-3444.